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Hebrew and Aramaic -- Languages of First-Century Israel
This article outlines the history of languages used in the Middle East.
"The Middle East, through all of its political turmoil, has been dominated by a single language group, known as Semitic, from the earliest times until the present day."
What language did Jesus speak?
This article is easy to understand and contains information about the languages spoken in Palenstine and the education of Jesus.
Blue Letter Bible
Very basic information about the various languages spoken at the time of Jesus.
The Washington Post
What language did Jesus speak? The pope and Israel’s prime minister disagree.
By Ishaan Tharoor (2014)
Credit: Steve Caruso/Aramaic New Testament; Design By Auras.
7 Things You Should Know About Hebrew
Hebrew is the language of the Bible, Jewish prayer and —since the early 20th century — a modern language spoken in Israel. Below are seven important things to know about this storied language.
Semitic language of the Northern Central, or Northwestern, group that was originally spoken by the ancient Middle Eastern people known as Aramaeans.